Hip Hop has been identified to take inspiration from quite a lot of sources, however Lil Uzi Vert’s creative inspiration for his album and single cowl artwork takes its cue from an unlikely supply: the Heaven’s Gate cult.
A month after Uzi caught authorized flack from the surviving members of the infamous cult for his Heaven’s Gate-inspired cowl artwork for his Eternal Atake album, the “XO Tour Llif3” musician is at it once more.
This time round, the duvet artwork for his “New Patek” single seems to additionally make reference to Heaven’s Gate visually.
Released on Tuesday (September 18), the duvet artwork contains a picture of Uzi reaching by a keyhole. The keyhole serves as one other image related to Heaven’s Gate.
Page Six not too long ago reached out to reps for the notorious cult to get their tackle the most recent from Uzi they usually revealed that they’re at the moment working to type issues out with the lyricist.
“Our attorneys are working with him on direct and clear infringement of logos, copyrights and use of emblem,” a Heaven’s Gate rep stated e-mail. “We are additionally coping with expressions of ‘Fair Use’ which is cited when this sort of picture is displayed. The artist must be cautious to not make full use of the spirit and that means of the Group whereas altering photos of it to make it seem like he isn’t infringing. We will see what will be sorted out. It is within the arms of attorneys.”
There continues to be no set launch date for Eternal Atake. Stream “New Patek” right here.